Helibras, Airbus Helicopters’ Brazilian customer
centre, has delivered the world's first ACH145 Line to the
Brazilian company Bodepan Empreendimentos Agropecuários e
This is the fourth Airbus aircraft
acquired over the last 26 years by Bodepan, which has already
operated several models, including the EC135.
“Inquiries about the aircraft have been growing,
especially after the last LABACE, when we presented the first H145
in Brazil. This helicopter is the best biturbine in its category,”
said Jean-Luc Alfonsi, Helibras Vice-President of Business and
The ACH145 Line, previously known as ACH
Stylence, features a shrouded tail rotor
(Fenestron) and new engines (Arriel 2E). One of the big advances
compared to the previous version of the aircraft (EC145) is the
new concept of man/machine interface optimized through the
Helionix digital avionics package,4-axis autopilot linked to the
Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC), which significantly
reduces the crew's workload.
“We are very pleased with the acquisition of
this new model in terms of performance, space and design. The
ACH145 will enable us to make our journeys more comfortable and
carrying more passengers. As operators since 1992, we have full
confidence in the brand,” said Mr. Odílio Bergamini.